Go Get'em Haines
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William Boyd .... Steve Haines
Sheila Terry .... Jane Kent
Eleanor Hunt .... Gloria Palmer
Lloyd Ingraham .... Capt. Ward
LeRoy Mason .... Tony Marchetti
Jimmy Aubrey .... Reggie Parks
Clarence Geldart .... Henry Kent
Lee Shumway .... John Graham
Louis Natheaux .... Steward
Ernest Hilliard .... Editor
- 2004-03-26 09:57:46
- Closed captioning
- Sam Newfield
- Run time
Subject: Was that Hoppy?
Subject: It’s difficult to find the right words to describe this film...
It may have played well to an entertainment starved public in 1936, but the plot takes forever to develop, the victim is not killed until halfway through the film, and the story never becomes any more interesting than are the credits themselves.
Common courtesy prevents me from deriving personal satisfaction by spoiling the end for everyone, but I am compelled by conscience to share one thing: When you tire of the film, merely drag the play-head to 50 minutes. You'll be glad you did, if you still care at that point who was killed by whom and why.
One star for this motion picture that I wish I had skipped.
I downloaded the 234MB 512Kb MPEG4 file. Video quality was fair, showing wear and tear. The audio was tinny, which ruined the musical number, but the dialog was understandable.
Subject: Haines was a charmer
Interesting moments--a white-haired old woman in the audience of the fateful old timey melodrama was seen to be quite cheerful when leaving. I don't know if that was an accident of editing or if she was supposed to be a bit of a ghoul enjoying the excitement. The swimming pool seemed to be so small that diving in among the swimmers looked like a death-defying feat but they managed it just fine.
Subject: Hoppy On Board
If you want great writing, acting, or plot - look elsehwhere. No real bloodletting gore splashed around although several characters are ultimately dispatched.
Here you'll see Hoppy in a suit displaying his trademark good humor and virtues amidst a bad if not convoluted situation. This lead character coulda been played by just about anybody and he's so young in this that at first I didn't notice just who it was. But then he laughed... and my attention went to scrutinizing the screen. Boyd? Hopalong Cassidy? Where? More unmistakable dialog; There- That's the guy that played Hopalong Cassidy. Then taking a closer look at the young - VERY young Boyd, ya gotta ask, "That's Hoppy?"
Yup, That's Hoppy.
Even though the plot is excessivly choppy and has enough twists to frustrate a Rockette, Hoppy is still a pleasure to watch.... This is good rainy afternoon fare.
Subject: This is a great film poorly edited at some point.
Subject: Zero for three.
Honestly, I wasnÂt really absorbed in this movie at all, it wasnÂt really interesting, musical or suspenseful. The only weird thing that captivated me, was the very strange hair the reporter had, which looked like a sort of grayish blonde thing.
Subject: "clue" on a cruise ship.
drew: Fast paced, great plot, typical of this director. Steve Haines was a great character, as a journalist/detective trying to solve the mystery. the final ruse he uses to solve the crime was very well done. The character "gloria" was very well played as well. I really enjoyed this film.
laura: We couldn't guess who the murderer was.. that was done really well. The drunk english character reminded me of Dudley Moore in "Arthur", and made me giggle and pee (no.. not really). the way the love interest is resloved was a bit quick though. I love it.
Subject: Where's the Horse?
and he does a good job in this movie without his horse ;)
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